A Level

A Level Mathematics is a challenging subject, comprising of
in-depth study of familiar topics such as algebra and trigonometry, alongside the exploration of new areas, such as integration and hypothesis testing.

Studying Mathematics at A Level supports the development of a range of transferable and essential skills, such as problem-solving, analysis, and critical reasoning.

A Level Mathematics is required for the study of Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering, and Accountancy at university, and is desirable for the study of other disciplines, including Economics, Geography, Biology, and Medicine.
100% of the Edexcel GCE specification is compulsory, comprising of a range of topics covering Pure and Applied Mathematics’


  • Algebraic processing
  • Graphs and functions
  • Trigonometry
  • Calculus
  • Numerical methods
  • Sequences and series
  • Powers and logarithms

Vectors Applied:

  • Mechanics; the study of forces and motion
  • Statistics; the analysis of data; the application of probability

The A Level examination is taken at the end of the Upper Sixth, and will consist of three papers:

  • A Level Pure Mathematics – two papers, each two hours long
  • A Level Applied Mathematics – one paper covering both Statistics and Mechanics – two hours long
  • The A Level Further Mathematics examination is taken at the end of the Upper Sixth, and will consist of four separate exams.

Sixth Form

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Eltham College students buck national trend with stronger A level results than 2019 We’re pleased to announce that students at Eltham College have attained excellent A-level results 2023 that are, in most cases, higher than those achieved in 2019 – the year to which the government has said that they want to return A-level grades.
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